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i only drink once a week but have difficultycontroling the

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i only drink once a week but have difficultycontroling the effects of alcohol is there something i could take just to stop me getting drunk onfive pints of beer
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this excellent question

I'm very sorry about this problem

I need to ask further questions in order to gather information and provide you with the best answer possible.

Do you take any medicines? If so, what?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

take 10mlgms of amitryptoline and statins for calestorol

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Thanks james.

I think the amitryptilline is why you are getting drunk so easily.

This medicine can contribute to the effects of alcohol

I would suggest two things

1)ask your doctor if you can stop amitryptilline if you are going to drink alcohol

2)alternate one alcohol with one water so one beer then one water and so on.

That should help James

I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
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